Product review: Cold Killers balaclava
Cold Killers balaclava (superseded by Hot Hood, £15.99)
Miles covered/time: 2000/eight years
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What’s good? It fits my head well, and does a cracking job of keeping it warm through the winter months when I’m commuting to work.
The hole that you peer out of doesn’t move around, obscuring vision while you’re riding, and the neck section comes a fair way down your front.
This means that it also acts as a second insulating layer (no matter what winter jacket you’re wearing, you can always use a little extra help when the temperature drops below zero).
In short, it’s easy to put on, comfortable to wear, and is showing no signs of giving up the ghost after eight years of occasionally use.
What’s not? OK, so you’ve all been thinking it. When worn without a motorcycle helmet it does lend you the appearance of a sex offender.